While on the junkin' road I became the owner of a little whimsy! My friend and me stumbled across this cutie pie and I just could not resist her charm! May I introduce you to: (drumrooooollllll please)
Now for the rest of the story...
"Miss Lotisha Langston Larrimore was born on a plantation just outside Alligator, Mississippi, and after graduation from finishing school became a Virginia girl's-school girl. It was while there that she made her debut at the Alligator Cotillion." (imagine the long, white, flowing, satin dresses and the beautiful white magnolias adorning the ballroom...) "Her parents were determined to make it into the preeminent debut ball in the world!"
Allow let me to interject a little history here...in the southern United States debutantes are also referred to as 'Southern belles.' A ball signals to the world that a young lady has reached the age of maturity and as a new adult is introduced into society. In other words she is now eligible to marry!!
But back to the story...remember Miss Lottie (picture a much, much, much younger version)
"It was there that she met (and became fast-and I do mean fast-friends with) Lolita La Rue, who was on the invitation list. Also, Myrtis and Byrtis," (what were those parents thinking when names were given out?!) "who had slipped in with the gate crashers." And I can't forget "Coco, who was also being presented."
Time moves on...
"Ageless, Lottie remains a beauty until this day. And, like Coco, she chooses a raft over her inner tube, so that all the fellers can be seen ogling her all but perfect body as she rafts down the river."
Cute, huh??!! I must admit we had a few fellers ogling her as she sits gracefully on our porch!
Ms. Hankins delights in making people happy and adding joy to their lives. Now through Carnevale's reproductions of her work, there will be many more smiles around! It is my wish that I brought a smile to your face with this story and added a little whimsy to your day!
Hopefully, my friend and me will encounter Miss Lottie's friends! And, oh yeah, don't be surprised to see Miss Lottie down the junkin' road!
Have a Blessed Day!! And see ya down the junkin' road!!